Recipe found via stevespanglerscience.com

Materials

  • 8oz. Elmer's Glue-All (Regular or Clear) Note: this recipe is based on using a brand new 8 oz. bottle of glue). 
  • Borax
  • Warm Water
  • Liquid Food Coloring (optional)
  • 1/2 Cup Measuring Cup
  • Teaspoon Measuring Spoon
  • Plastic Cup
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Mixing Spoon
  • Storage Container

Instructions

  1. Empty the entire bottle of glue into a mixing bowl. Fill the empty bottle with warm water and shake (okay - put the lid on first, then shake!). Pour the glue-water mixture into the mixing bowl and use the spoon to mix well.
  2. If desired, add a drop or two of food coloring. 
  3. Measure 1/2 cup of warm water into the plastic cup and add a teaspoon of Borax to it. Stir the solution - don't worry if all the powder dissolves. This Borax solution is the secret linking agent that causes the glue molecules to turn into slime. 
  4. While stirring the glue in the mixing bowl, slowly add a little of the Borax solution. Immediately, you'll feel long strands of molecules starting to connect. Abandon your spoon and use your hands to really get mixing. 
  5. Keep adding the Borax solution to the glue mixture (don't stop mixing!) until you get your perfect batch of slime. It can be more stringy or more firm - you decide!
  6. When you're finished playing with your slime, tightly seal in a Ziploc bag or other storage container so it doesn't dry out.

Want to know more about the science behind slime-making?

Click here to take a look at a fun explanation from the American Chemical Society!

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